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Art History AP Research Assignment   Tags: art history, ms. walker-oakes, non-western art  

The analysis and interpretation of a work of non-western art
Last Updated: Feb 2, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Topic selection

Recent works of art may not have enough peer-reviewed, scholarly material available, so keep that in mind when selecting your topic.

Places to search:

  • Gardner, though nothing that you have studied in class
  • Books about non-western art in our library, a public library, Art Center, PCC, etc.
  • Oxford Art Online for images, if you have an idea of the artist, country, period, or medium you would like to research
  • Museum catalogs



Library Catalog

Click on 'Chandramohan Library' via the link to access the Library Catalog.


Outline of Requirements

Goal: approximately 5 pages of analysis and interpretation of a non-western work of art

Number of sources: at least 4

Citation style:  Chicago Manual of Style (no parenthetical notes)

Acceptable sources:  specialized texts and articles (no general art history textbooks, such as Gardner, Stokstad, Honour & Fleming, or Janson)

May I Google?:  no, since the articles you find will most likely be unacceptable in a scholarly paper

Wikipedia?:  NEVER

Must my sources be in hardcover?: not necessarily





College libraries

You may use the library at Art Center.  If you are under the age of 18, you will need a parent to come with you the first time and bring a signed parent permission form with you.  We have the forms at the upstairs reference desk.

Another option is the PCC Library.  Bring your student ID card with you.

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